Racial disparities in cancer deaths continue for two common cancers; British nurse with Ebola is back in hospital;

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> New data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project reveals that more women with breast cancer choose to have mastectomies over more breast-sparing procedures  and nearly half have the procedure done as an outpatient. Report (.pdf)

> The gap in cancer deaths among blacks and whites in the United States has narrowed for most cancers, but disparities remain for two common cancers, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. Study announcement

> A British nurse who was twice successfully treated after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone in 2014 has been admitted to hospital for a third time, according to a Medical Xpress report. Article

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> Emergency room patients who return at a later time for more care have significantly lower costs and mortality rates than those who are admitted as inpatients during the initial episode of care. Article

> The trade association representing many of the nation's for-profit hospitals has asked the leaders of two key Congressional committees to take a close look at proposals that would impact site-neutral payments to providers. Article

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